Gang rape: Woman twice abducted and raped by the same men

Published: September 27, 2011

Tooba is pregnant from rape, says the men still roam free.

SIALKOT: 

A woman who was abducted and gang raped for the second time by four armed accused two months ago is now pregnant. According to police officials, the accused had abducted the victim as punishment for her getting an annulment through a local court in Gopipur-Satrah, Daska. The victim has now complained that the men who raped her have still not been arrested and she has been receiving death threats.

According to police officials, Gopipur resident Tooba Shams had been kidnapped at gunpoint eleven months ago by four landlords and raped. “The men got her to sign blank papers and later tried to seize her property. The papers included a marriage contract and property transfer documents but she had the ‘marriage’ annulled,” said district police officer (DPO) Bilal Sadiq Kamiyana.

According to the original FIR lodged with the Satrah police station under Section 376-II, Tooba was abducted by four landlords Nadeem Mughal, Rana Bilal, Amir Shafi and Muhammad Sadiq while she was going to a local religious seminary in the village eleven months ago. “She recorded a statement saying that the accused took her to a warehouse and gang raped her for a month.

She finally managed to escape them one night and sought protection with a Darul Aman. Then she filed a case with the police and a case for the annulment of the marriage with the courts,” the DPO said.

Inspector Farooq Shah said that Tooba had also submitted a medical test proving that she had been gang raped. “She was also severely injured and malnourished,” he said.

The FIR stated that a local court in Daska had dissolved the ‘marriage’ with accused Nadeem Mughal on May 18, 2011. Tooba had said that she and her mother were standing on a local bus stop at village Gopipur headed for Gujranwala on July 6, 2011, when the accused kidnapped her again and took her to Pasrur, where they gang raped her for three days as punishment for annulling the marriage. “Nadeem told me that I was being punished again because I had thwarted his plans by annulling the marriage. Now I am pregnant with my rapist’s baby and he still hasn’t been arrested,” Tooba said. “The police have registered a case but the accused haven’t been arrested. The courts have granted my divorce but these men are still roaming free. What good is a divorce if they are free to kill me?” Tooba said.

Speaking to reporters, Tooba said that the accused were influential and were still at large in the village. She alleged that the Satrah police was reluctant to arrest the men because they had political backing. She appealed to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Inspector General of Police Punjab, Gujranwala Regional Police Officer Ahmed Mubarak Ahmed and DPO Sialkot Bilal Sadiq Kamiyana to provide her with justice. PPI

All names have been changed to protect the identity of the victim

Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Mirza
    Sep 27, 2011 - 9:55AM

    The moral degradation of society is spiraling down faster than one can imagine. Sad, very sad indeed.

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  • Baqar
    Sep 27, 2011 - 10:05AM

    Yet another fruit of mindless feudalism

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Sep 27, 2011 - 10:56AM

    This goes to show that the mind set that led to thousands of Bangladeshi “war children” in 1971 is still prevalent in Pakistan.

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  • Ishrat Salim
    Sep 27, 2011 - 11:57AM

    What this country is going thru is due to such unIslamic acts & the attitude of the people……we hv degraded to such an extent that had today animals cud talk…wud hv shamed us…..

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  • A.H
    Sep 27, 2011 - 12:19PM

    Punjab really needs to calm down its frustrated male population! The stories seem to be getting more and more vulgar by the day.

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  • Adeel Ahmed
    Sep 27, 2011 - 1:10PM

    and hang their heads in shame, forever.Recommend

  • Zoya
    Sep 27, 2011 - 1:30PM

    I pray for the country of Pakistan and its people. They have suffered far too much for far too long for no fault of their own. May this woman get the justice she deserves in this world and the next, inshallah.

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  • Leila Rage
    Sep 27, 2011 - 3:48PM

    I think I’m going to vomit.
    Its so sickening to see such a disturbing rise in rape cases and sexual assaults, with the government and police officials completely ignoring it and talking about karachi, kashmir, and the mqm. Those are insignificant issues when the women and children of this country are unsafe, and can be treated thus without any hope of justice. What depravity, what perversion. These people need to be locked up in a mental institute where they are chained to the walls. and now when something serious happens WHERE ARE THE FREAKING LONG MARCHES? WHERE ARE THE NATION-WIDE STRIKES? WHERE IS OUR CONSCIENCE? Recommend

  • mfhussain
    Sep 27, 2011 - 8:16PM

    does she have four witnesses?

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  • Muhammad Ashfaque Ghouri
    Sep 27, 2011 - 9:12PM

    It’s really sickening. Where are the people who call for strikes and collect funds to defend a “daughter of this land of pure”? Is she not “daughter of this land of pure”?
    No even a single voice against the barbarity of the people who has done such a crime not once but twice. This also shows the lethargy of our judicial system that is engage in taking actions only in matters which are highly visible to public through media. I haven’t seen any judgment in the public interest from Pakistani judiciary which sets some systems/controls in place to prevent crimes/injustices from happening again. Judiciary needs to put their house in order first.

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  • Ali
    Sep 27, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Sad…

    And its not because Pakistan is a Islamic country!

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  • George Malik Gurdaspuri
    Sep 28, 2011 - 1:26AM

    Wherever such sinful things happen that leads to death and destruction in that land. Sin and crime has different nature but both come from evil mind. The base is untruth fulness.. . . . . . . ?Recommend

  • Mj
    Sep 28, 2011 - 2:08AM

    @Muhammad Ashfaque Ghouri:
    The Ghairat Brigade™, composed primarily of mullahs, only cares when causing a ruckus serves their interest of wielding ever greater power. That is why they are eager to denounce an 8th grader over misspelling but almost never have anything to say against honor killings, child marriages, acid attacks and other crimes against women folk. It is no coincidence that the Supreme Court, filled by misogynistic patriarchs, acquitted the rapist of Mukhtara Main despite overwhelming evidence.

    I hope the poor lady gets justice, and counselling. She deserves both.

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  • Faction
    Sep 28, 2011 - 5:11PM

    Clearly what is happening here is that these men are upset about American drone strikes in Waziristan. If the Americans weren’t doing this everything would be great. We must focus all of our anger on the Americans for leaving these men no choice but to repeatedly gang rape this woman. How many gang rapes were there before the Americans invaded Afghanistan? The answer is zero in the history of Pakistan! I read that statistic on the Internet so I know it’s true!

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  • Don
    Sep 28, 2011 - 10:17PM

    People of Pakistan, take back your country from the illiterate barbarians.

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  • dave
    Sep 28, 2011 - 11:27PM

    @Ali:

    Yeah, it is.

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  • Doug
    Sep 29, 2011 - 12:25AM

    Bush’s fault, no doubt.

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  • AFemale
    Sep 29, 2011 - 1:16PM

    @mfhussain:
    why you are asking for witnesses? will the rapist, rape the girl in front of the witnesses that look we are raping her than you should give the statements in court that yes we have seen this being done.

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  • Zoya
    Sep 29, 2011 - 1:40PM

    @Faction:
    ‘We must focus all of our anger on the Americans for leaving these men no choice but to repeatedly gang rape this woman.’

    No choice? Yes, I am sure America is the reason these animals have decided to externalize their lust. America is the reason that these men have no respect for their own women. Because they wanted to make a point to Obama/Bush, they picked up a helpless woman TWICE and proceeded to perform heinous acts with her. America is also the reason rape victims in Pakistan have almost no chance of receiving justice, why there are child marriages/forced marriages, and why we have some of the highest global rates of domestic abuse.

    ‘How many gang rapes were there before the Americans invaded Afghanistan? The answer is zero in the history of Pakistan! I read that statistic on the Internet so I know it’s true!’

    According to Report of the Commission of Inquiry for Women (1997), 70 percent of women in police stations were subjected to sexual and physical violence.
    pg 83 of the report.

    It does not differentiate between ‘gang rape’ and ‘single rape’…but I hardly think that is of any significance. Rape is rape.

    Don’t blame others when our society needs to take responsibility of its present state.

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  • anie77
    Oct 8, 2011 - 5:39AM

    @Mj: Terrible things like this happen to women all over Islam. But where is the POPE in all this? Why doesn’t he say something. Where are all the protests around the world?It seems to me like people are protesting the wrong things. Where is Desmond Tutu, all these high profile people have so much to say to save a convicted murderer in the States, but nothing to say in definse of a poor woman in an Islamic country who has been raped, abused and even murdered.

    What is this world coming to, anyway?

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  • csmann
    Oct 27, 2011 - 10:33PM

    @anie77:
    oh really?when the pakistanis themselves have no guts to confront these beasts,how will others do or even know about it.And where are the mullah-brigades that go nuts over a cold-blooded killer, and dont have a word of condemnation for these rapists.and where are the people who fill pages in response to the news of qadri and have no ink for the injustices to women.how many more years of

    torture will go on against the women,before so called islamists wake up to their duty?

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